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Star Japanese wing Kenki Fukuoka will forgo the opportunity to compete at next year's Tokyo Olympics in rugby sevens to pursue a m…

Online Editors
14 Jun, 19:54

After four penalties to stay within touching distance, Japan delivered a high-energy set of phases to cross in the corner through …

Ben Smith
29 Sep, 1:46

Japan's premier club rugby competition has always attracted its fair share of foreign talent but the opening weekend of the new Le…

Tom Vinicombe
12 Jan, 6:50

There are some parallels between the USA and Japan, even if their rugby development is years apart.

Tom Vinicombe
24 Oct, 15:09

The Brave Blossoms have yet to prove they can compete with the speed of the Wallabies or All Blacks.

Tom Vinicombe
21 Oct, 13:04

There are plenty of familiar faces from the 2019 World Cup in the Japan team that will face the Lions this Saturday in Edinburgh.

Liam Heagney
24 Jun, 10:53

The coaching genius of Robbie Deans led Panasonic to a fifth Japanese title as the Wild Knights brought the curtain down on the To…

23 May, 7:06

A rivalry that has been a stable of rugby in Japan reaches its conclusion on Sunday when Sean McMahon's Suntory Sungoliath take on…

21 May, 6:27

England lock George Kruis is making habit of destroying All Black dreams in Japan after ruining Kieran Read’s bid for a glorious…

Chris Jones
17 May, 4:38

It was the battle between the master and two of his apprentices, but Robbie Deans showed he was still the boss as Panasonic qualif…

16 May, 9:43

The Panasonic Wild Knights and Kobelco Steelers have set up a trans-Tasman-like showdown for a top qualifying position into the T…

28 Mar, 16:31

An All Blacks star headlined an array of international recruits who played in the second round of the Top League over the weekend.

Sam Smith
01 Mar, 0:52

The Top League finally got underway over the weekend, and a ton of stars from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa shone in the…

Sam Smith
21 Feb, 20:28

Former Blues and Highlanders wing Tevita Li has his eyes set on playing at a World Cup for his adopted nation.

Alex McLeod
18 Feb, 23:34

A raft of test stars headlined rugby's return to the Olympics in 2016, but which current crop of internationals could grace the fi…

Alex McLeod
22 Jan, 0:09

The NZ, Australian and Pacific Super Rugby replacement might not incorporate any teams from Asia, but a number of the Japanese sid…

Tom Vinicombe
16 Jan, 23:20